Just pulled my 5hp Briggs and Stratton from my old Go-Kart and started scheming winch designs... Before I invest any time or money I wanted some feed back on how the 5hp will work. I know most folks are runnin 6.5 - 8.0s. I'm not too worried about deep water starts because we can usually find a starting dock.... Any feed back or places to find parts will be appreciated.
Anyone got a good place for parts or a winch building for dummies website? I have no clue how to build one but I'm pretty handy with hand tools, welders, and shiz... and I have tiny-bit of engineering knowledge as well.
Our first winch was a 5.5 without a torque converter. It worked fine but took a little time to get up to speed. Our new winch runs with an 8 and a torque converter and you can dock with this one. We needed faster starts for tight boat show setups.
Luker... No problem man...I think everyone should have a winch! I finished building mine a few months ago and its AWESOME!!!! If you have anymore questions along the way just shoot me an email and I'll help you out as much as I can.